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How are we gonna tell him? Karev Due March 26; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2362 posts
2nd Dec '12

So it's been a rough day. We lost our 1 y/o Basset Hound today. We got him in March after my dog was killed by coyotes. We originally got him for DH but his 4 y/o son became very attached to him.



Luckily we didn't have DSS today, but now we have to break the news to him next weekend when he comes over. It breaks my heart. I don't know how we're going to tell him. How do you tell a 4 y/o that his best friend is gone forever?



Ugh this sucks :(

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20153 posts
2nd Dec '12

awww thats so sad! how did he pass?

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
2nd Dec '12

Edited when I realized he passed, didnt run away. :(

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20153 posts
2nd Dec '12

ohh you mean like he ran away?

JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BryarWoods:</b>" Edited when I realized he passed, didnt run away. :("</blockquote>




I think she means he passed away

KrissJohnson16 Due January 2; 3 kids; Fallbrook, California 141 posts
2nd Dec '12

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Karev Due March 26; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2362 posts
2nd Dec '12

He was hit.




I hope he takes it alright. His mom got him a kitten and I guess it ran away a few weeks ago. He never seemed to care. He just says she ran away and is playing in the woods. I think we'll just straight up tell him he's in doggy heaven.



I'm still in shock. DH hasn't even buried him yet. I think he's in denial. :(

adяiyanas mami 1 child; 6 angel babies; York, PA, United States 6351 posts
2nd Dec '12

OMG I am so sorry to hear about your dog =(
When we had to tell my DD about her hunny who passed away, we explained to her about animal heaven... I didnt wanna lie and make an excuse ya know. and she understands now that sometimes animals go to heaven...
I hope he doesnt take it to hard, maybe you can get him another puppy in the future.... obviously you cant truly replace your dog, but maybe in some time you can open your home to a new dog or puppy that needs a home.

Karev Due March 26; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2362 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting adяiyanas mami:</b>" OMG I am so sorry to hear about your dog =( When we had to tell my DD about her hunny who passed away, ... [snip!] ... you cant truly replace your dog, but maybe in some time you can open your home to a new dog or puppy that needs a home."</blockquote>




Thank you.



DH doesn't want to tell him he died. He's going to tell him he missed his mommy and daddy so he went to stay with him and we will have a new puppy come stay with us soon.



DH is already looking at dogs, though I think we should wait a little.

adяiyanas mami 1 child; 6 angel babies; York, PA, United States 6351 posts
3rd Dec '12
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Karev Due March 26; 1 child; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2362 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting adяiyanas mami:</b>" Aww yea i understand what you mean about waiting before you get another dog, sometimes it helps to ... [snip!] ... give it some time and thought, let her DH look at some dogs, and you never know, maybe youll see one that catches your eye =)"</blockquote>




Yeah DH says he feels bad getting one so soon but he can't go without a dog. So this weekend we're going to look at some Basset puppies.